April 29, 2003

FBI scientist is guilty of lying in court

Or at least she is going to plead that way. The FBI did not seem to have all that much problem with the perjury, and had not sought to have Federal charges brought. Neither did Circuit Judge Thomas Clark who felt such false testimony would not have altered the course of the case in which it was given. However, the State of Kentucky decided no one should get away with lying in court and brought misdemeanor "false swearing" charges, for which the lying scientist can be sentenced to 90 days in jail and up to a $250.00 fine. I suspect, given the revelations in the last story, that if she says she lied twice and pays them $500.00, she might get off without any jail time.

Posted by Tiger at April 29, 2003 04:48 PM